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Daniel Leo Tix, 61

Daniel L. Tix, age 61, of Hastings, died Sunday, Aug. 10, at the University of Minnesota Hospital.

Daniel was born Feb. 9, 1953, in Red Wing to Leo and Dorothy (Bohart) Tix. He was a graduate of Hastings High School, class of 1972, and married Debby Tix on Dec. 24, 1987, in Hastings. Dan's first love was sharing the word of God with everyone. He was involved with Men of Fire (Trinity Works) to reach the lost.

He played baseball for many years with the Hampton Cardinals, softball with the Buccaneer and helped coach his sons' baseball teams, shot pool, was an avid golfer and loved bowling. Dan was the kind of guy that would give you his shirt off his back. He loved life and spending time with family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Dan is survived by his wife, Debby; children, Heather (Arik) Connell of Hastings, Jorin (Kristin) Tix of Inver Grove Heights, Jared Tix of St. Paul Park, Haley (Eric) Raway of Cottage Grove and stepson, Chad Johnson of Princeton; also 11 grandchildren; sisters and brother, Judy (Roy) Grubb of Apple Valley, Diane (Joe) Endres of Spirit Lake, Iowa, Linda (Mike) Gores of Coates, Kevin Tix and Karen Tix, both of Hastings.

The memorial service, officiated by Rev. Paris Pasch, will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at Christ Family Church, 518 Second St. East, Hastings. Visitation will be held at the church from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service. Interment will be held at Lakeside Cemetery, Hastings.

Arrangements made with Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings. 651-437-9419.